Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaks with keyboard cover and stylus

Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018

The more likely scenario is that we'll see the Tab S4 announced at IFA in Berlin, but at this stage of the game we're betting we'll be surprised by Samsung.

It's unclear, though, if this S Pen is going to have the new features that Samsung is expected to introduce with the Galaxy Note 9's S Pen.

Speaking of, Evan provided a comparison image between the Galaxy Tab S3 pen and the S4 pen.

This is apparently what the Note 9 will look like.

AndroidHeadlines has obtained what it claims is an official rendering of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. The Note 8 already has non-existant side bezels and super-thin "forehead and chin".

The front-facing camera, iris scanner and sensors all seem to be laid out identically too. Ditto for the placement of the buttons: power switch on the right side, volume rocker on the left and a dedicated Bixby button below it.

Samsung's Noida mobile phone plant, the world's largest mobile manufacturing factory that was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday, will start production of high-end Galaxy Note 9 from the end of this month. So if both sets of specs are correct, the Honor Note 10 could be a serious competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 - especially so the price is firmly lodged in the mid-range bracket.

A recent FCC filing might have revealed the S Pen's new secret: Bluetooth connectivity.

Could the Honor Note 10 derail Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 plans?

This is because Samsung will have an "entry-level" Galaxy S10 option, which will exclude an in-display fingerprint reader - expected in the other two models. That means dual 12-megapixel shooters, with the main camera sporting a "variable aperture" that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4, and the secondary camera offering 2x optical zoom. Additionally, the Note 9 is also said to have 8 GB RAM, which will be the highest amount of RAM offered by Samsung in their phones.

With August 9 fast approaching and more leaks likely to come, it shouldn't be long until we find out more. For now, all rumors with a grain of salt.